Alfa Romeo Spider 1.8 Twin Spark, 1998 MY

This car has a 2 door convertible/cabriolet type body with a front positioned engine delivering power to the front wheels. Power is produced by a double overhead camshaft, 1.7 litre naturally aspirated 4 cylinder powerplant, with 4 valves per cylinder that produces power and torque figures of 144 bhp (146 PS/107 kW) at 6500 rpm and 169 N·m (125 lb·ft/17.2 kgm) at 3500 rpm respectively. A 5 speed manual 'box transmits the power to the wheels. Claimed kerb weight is 1350 kg. Top claimed speed is 205 km/h (127 mph).

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Alfa Romeo Spider 1.8 Twin Spark, 1998 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
4285 mm
How heavy?
1350 kg
What size engine?
1.7 litre, 1747 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
146 PS / 144 bhp / 107 kW @ 6500 rpm
How much torque?
169 Nm / 125 ft.lb / 17.2 kgm @ 3500 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 9.3 s
How fast?
205 km/h, 127 mph

Alfa Romeo Spider models

Alfa Romeo Spider 2.0 JTS -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FF 5M 1970 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW 220.0 CO2 1405 kg
Alfa Romeo Spider  -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FF 5M 1970 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 220.0 CO2 1405 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FF 6M 3179 cm3 239 PS 236 bhp 176 kW 315.0 CO2 1470 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FF 5M 1747 cm3 146 PS 144 bhp 107 kW 1350 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FF 5M 1970 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW 1370 kg
Alfa-Romeo Spider -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FF 5M 1970 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW 1354 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FF 5M 1996 cm3 203 PS 200 bhp 149 kW 1430 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FF 5M 2959 cm3 195 PS 192 bhp 143 kW 1420 kg

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2 door convertible/​cabriolet FF 5M 1998 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW 1220 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FF 5M 2164 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW 1250 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FF 4A 2164 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW 1277 kg
1998 Alfa Romeo Spider 1.8 Twin Spark data
bodywork
Body type2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2540 100
Track/tread (front) 1499 59
Track/tread (rear) 1487 58.5
Length 4285 168.7
Width 1780 70.1
Height 1315 51.8
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.69
Kerb weight 1350 kg 2976
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 70 litres 15.4 UK Gal 18.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Alfa Romeo
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.7 litre
1747 cc
(106.608 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 82 × 82.7 mm
3.23 × 3.26 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.99
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
146 PS (144 bhp) (107 kW)
at 6500 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
82.4 bhp/litre
1.35 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
169 Nm (125 ft·lb) (17.2 kgm)
at 3500 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
96.74 Nm/litre
1.17 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 10.3:1
Fuel system Bo Motronic M1.5.5 MPFi
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1215.6 kPa (176.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 436.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 9.3 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre 30.7 s
Maximum speed 205 km/h (127 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 108.15 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
79.54 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
106.67 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 12.57 kg/kW
21 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout transverse
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 11.20 m
Front suspension I.MS.W.ARB.
Rear suspension I.DW.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 5
Top gear ratio 0.95
Final drive ratio 3.73
general
Carfolio.com ID41679
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 16.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1998 Alfa Romeo Spider 1.8 Twin Spark added 1998-11-23.
Last modified 2013-02-28.